The 43rd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) US West Time on May 18 at the McCaw Hall in the Seattle kicked off. At this Year Festival, WASA Global (Hong Kong) Cultural Industry Co., Ltd., WASA North American Group Ltd., and Seattle International Film Festival jointly launched the 'China Stars' pogramme, this year for the second Year. There are 10 Chinese film exhibition. The 'China Stars' programme will also be the first time to set up the 'China Stars Award' awards ceremony, WASA is honored to invite China's senior performing artist 95-year-old Ms. Qin Yi, young director Mr. Liang Dong works with "The Door" Participate in the festival. WASA and Beijing Film Academy co-presented by the Academy selected five excellent short films, this form is still the first time.
At the opening ceremony, the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, Mr. Xiao, Consul General, Artistic Director of Seattle WASA International Art Center, the famous painter Mr. Li Hongtao at the scene. Mr. Xiao pointed out that the emergence of Chinese film is the promotion of Chinese culture in a foreign land, is the pride of Chinese film, he also expects WASA Global to continue to cooperate with the American film industry, will be more and more Chinese film to the international stage. So that China's film culture to get more people appreciate. Li Hongtao said that as an artist, he was eager to more Chinese culture by the international community to understand, but also to the spread of Chinese culture and carry forward.
Opening Ceremony of the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival
（Figure1：from LeftMr. Zhang WASA North American Group CEO 、Sarah SIFF CE, MR. Wang Consular officer、Mr. Li Hongtao, Artistic Director of Seattle WASA International Art Center、Mr. XiaoCounsellor the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco、Nancy SIFF Director of Strategic Partnerships、Beth Barrett SIFF Director of Programming）
（Figure 2：WASA Global Art Consultant, Seattle WASA International Art Center Artistic Director Mr. Li Hongtao）
（Figure 3 & 4：Li Hongtao and the International Film Festival photo）
（Figure 5: Li Hongtao and Miss Washington）